23 Oct 2012

Festival deemed success despite main event hiccup

8:16 am on 23 October 2012

Organisers of a Steam Festival held in Dunedin over the weekend are vowing to make it a regular event despite the main attraction breaking down.

KA-942, a steam locomotive from the North Island, was two days late arriving and ran out of fuel during excursion trips on Saturday.

The festival was billed as the first major celebration of Dunedin's industrial heritage.

Craig Bush said it was a great success, attracting more than 5000 people, with those attending understanding of the problems with KA-942.

The trust which ran the festival intends to make it a biennial event.